Alannah Myles

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rock female vocalists 80s canadian pop classic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1955, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto-based vocalist Myles spent much of her early career unsuccessfully shopping for a recording contract in her native Canada, but when she and writing partner Christopher Ward changed tack, targeting an American recording contract with a David Tyson-produced demo and a video for ‘Just One Kiss’, they met with almost instant success. Tyson produced 1989’s Atlantic Records release Alannah Myles, an excellent commercial rock debut on which the vocalist turned her deep, soulful voice to a variety of material, from gentle acoustic guitar-based ballads to raunchy rock ‘n’ roll. After the years of struggle, the debut ironically took off rapidly in Canada, with ‘Love Is’ helping Myles to achieve major status in just three months, but the slow, steamy raunch of the Elvis Presley tribute ‘Black Velvet’ brought much wider success. She suddenly found herself topping the US singles...

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